Proinsias Mac Aonghusa

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name = Proinsias Mac Aonghusa


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birth_date = 1933
birth_place = Galway, Ireland
death_date = 2003
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nationality = Irish
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education = St. Ignatius College (Galway)
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occupation = President of Conradh na Gaeilge, Member of the Arts Council of Ireland, Journalist, Writer, Television Presenter, United Nations Special Representative
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children = Caitríona, Donal, Diarmaid
parents = Criostóir Mac Aonghusa, Mairead DeLappe
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Proinsias Mac Aonghusa (June 23, 1933 – September 28, 2003) was a vice-chairman of the Irish Labour Party. He was a broadcaster for Radio Éireann (1952), and for RTÉ, UTV and the BBC (1960s). In 1962, he won a Jacob's Award for his Irish language broadcasting on RTÉ television.

Mac Aonghusa was chairman of Bord na Gaeilge, and president of Conradh na Gaeilge between 1989 and 1994.

He encouraged the formation of the Young Labour League.

During 1974 and 1975, he worked as a United Nations Special Representative to southern Africa with Seán MacBride. He wrote several books, most in the Irish Language and was a member of the Arts Council of Ireland for many years.

He was married to Mrs Justice Catherine McGuinness.

Bibliography

*"Súil Tharam" (An Clóchomhar, 2001)
*"Oireachtas na Gaeilge 1897-1997" (Conradh na Gaeilge, 1997)
*"Daithí Ó hUaithne: Cuimhní Cairde" (An Clóchomhar 1994)(edited with Tomás de Bhaldraithe)
*"Ar Son na Gaeilge – Conradh na Gaeilge 1893-1993" (Conradh na Gaeilge, 1993)
*"Ros Muc agus Cogadh na Saoirse" (Conradh na Gaeilge, 1992)
*"Ón gCrannóg" (An Clóchomhar, 1991)
*"Gaillimh agus Aistí Eile" (An Clóchomhar, 1983)
*"Éamon de Valera – Na Blianta Réabhlóideacha" (An Clóchomhar, 1982)
*"Aeriris] " (An Clóchomhar, 1976)
*"What Connolly Said" (1995)
*"The Best of Tone" (1976)
*"The Best of Pearse" (1972)
*"The Best of Connolly" (1967) (edited with Liam Ó Réagáin)
*"Proportional Representation in Ireland" (1959).


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